Offered is a very unique, silver plated trophy dating to 1878. An engraving on the front reads, "B.C. & A. C. / 1878 / Special Prize / Presented b y F. W. Hanes / 440 Yards / Won by / H. McC. Blizard." This large trophy stands on a dark wooden base, with an elegant shaft, large arching handles, and a removable top. This trophy is exceedingly ornate, with a dog on the top lid and dragon figures on the handles. Though awarded to a winner of a 440 yard foot race, the trophy is quite obscure in its rendering. The rounded chalice of the trophy is decorated with floral engraved designs, geometric patterns, and beaded details. With such details, the trophy would have been a worthy award to the winner of the 1878 competition.
Very good. Some light tarnish as to be expected with age.
Dimensions: 17" H x 10" W x 6 1/2" D.
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